Susan Frietsche

Senior Staff Attorney

Women's Law Project

Susan Frietsche is a senior staff attorney at the Women’s Law Project, a nonprofit women’s legal advocacy organization with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Frietsche is also founded the Western Pennsylvania office in 2002. Since joining the Law Project staff in 1992, she has litigated, lobbied, and organized on behalf of:

  • Low-income women
  • Domestic violence survivors
  • Reproductive health care providers and their patients
  • Teenage women needing confidential abortions
  • Custodial parents owed child support
  • Lesbian and gay parents
  • Incarcerated women
  • Pregnant women excluded from substance abuse treatment

In addition to her work at the Women’s Law Project, Ms. Frietsche is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she teaches a course called “Reproduction, Sexuality and the Law."  She also taught a seminar on sex discrimination at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Ms. Frietsche is the co-author of “Preserving the Core of Roe:  Reflections on Planned Parenthood v. Casey,” published in the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. She is a graduate of Temple Law School and Bryn Mawr College


Welcome to the CLOSING THE GAP initiative.

Gender wage ratio data show that in 1960 women earned 60.7 cents compared to a dollar earned by men. More than 50 years later, the ratio hovers at 76.5 cents to one dollar. At this pace, it is projected it will take another 45 years to approach pay equity.

Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay explores why the pay gap persists and how to improve it. We hope to arm women with information and skills to assist them in earning fair pay throughout their own careers and toward a secure retirement.
 

A special thanks to our sponsors:

Eden Hall Foundation   |  Chatham University  |  Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation

Cathy Raphael   |  Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC   |  MSA   |  Georgia Berner

Susan Frietsche

Senior Staff Attorney

Women's Law Project

Susan Frietsche is a senior staff attorney at the Women’s Law Project, a nonprofit women’s legal advocacy organization with offices in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Frietsche is also founded the Western Pennsylvania office in 2002. Since joining the Law Project staff in 1992, she has litigated, lobbied, and organized on behalf of:

  • Low-income women
  • Domestic violence survivors
  • Reproductive health care providers and their patients
  • Teenage women needing confidential abortions
  • Custodial parents owed child support
  • Lesbian and gay parents
  • Incarcerated women
  • Pregnant women excluded from substance abuse treatment

In addition to her work at the Women’s Law Project, Ms. Frietsche is an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she teaches a course called “Reproduction, Sexuality and the Law."  She also taught a seminar on sex discrimination at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  Ms. Frietsche is the co-author of “Preserving the Core of Roe:  Reflections on Planned Parenthood v. Casey,” published in the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. She is a graduate of Temple Law School and Bryn Mawr College


Welcome to the CLOSING THE GAP initiative.

Gender wage ratio data show that in 1960 women earned 60.7 cents compared to a dollar earned by men. More than 50 years later, the ratio hovers at 76.5 cents to one dollar. At this pace, it is projected it will take another 45 years to approach pay equity.

Closing the Gap: 50 Years Seeking Equal Pay explores why the pay gap persists and how to improve it. We hope to arm women with information and skills to assist them in earning fair pay throughout their own careers and toward a secure retirement.
 

A special thanks to our sponsors:

Eden Hall Foundation   |  Chatham University  |  Mary Hillman Jennings Foundation

Cathy Raphael   |  Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC   |  MSA   |  Georgia Berner

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